Marten Among Safest Fleets Again


February 2, 2005

MONDOVI, Wis. -- Marten Transport, Ltd. of Mondovi, WI won 2nd place in the 100+ million miles division of the Truckload Carriers Association's National Fleet Safety Awards Program. The carrier will be presented with the award at ceremonies held March 6-9, 2005, at the TCA annual meeting at the Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas.

Marten Transport, Ltd. employs over 2000 drivers providing refrigerated service throughout the nation. Marten Transport, Ltd. has placed in the TCA National Fleet Safety Awards Program seven times in the past ten years. The Truckload Carriers Association and the truckload industry are dedicated to improving the safety of all fleets and our nation's highways.

The National Fleet Safety Awards judging process began with the determination of the top companies in each of six mileage divisions. The top three division winners were selected based on accident frequency only. From the division winners two grand prizewinners will be selected, one in the under 25 million mile category and one in the over 25 million mile category.

To win the grand prize, companies will be judged on their overall safety programs, both on and off-highway including employee driver/independent contractor selection procedures, training, supervision, accident investigation, inspection and maintenance of equipment, and outside activities including general highway safety.

The 2 grand prize winning companies will be announced on March 8, 2005 at the TCA annual meeting at the Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas. TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry.

The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of over 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of over $20 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.